Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA's remit.
Code A: Guiding principles and the fundamental principle of consent, is the overarching Code and contains information that is applicable to all establishments and professionals operating under our governing legislation.
In combination, this Code and the sector-specific Codes aim to provide anyone undertaking activities relevant to each sector with a reference source which gives practical advice on the minimum steps necessary to comply with the relevant legislation and HTA policy.
Our suite of Codes were published in April 2017, which was the last major review of the documents since 2009.
We have published our Codes of Practice and associated Standards to ensure that:
- they reflect our current interpretation of the law and regulatory practice;
- the Standards are fit for purpose; and
- the Codes and Standards make our regulatory requirements clear, while minimising regulatory burden where possible.
The HTA's Code of Practice for organ donation to support the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 was unaffected by the 2017 review.
Read the Codes and Standards
Code A: Guiding principles and the fundamental principle of consent
Please note: Information on deceased donation in Code A does not apply to deceased donation in Wales
Code B: Post-mortem examination
Code B: Standards and guidance
Please note: The Code B guidance document was updated in April 2020
Code C: Anatomical examination
Code C: Standards and guidance
Code D: Public Display
Code D: Standards and guidance
Code E: Research
Code E: Standards and guidance
Code F part one: Living organ donation
Code F part two: Deceased organ and tissue donation
Code G: Donation of allogenic bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells for transplantation
Code of Practice on the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013
Please refer to this Code for information on deceased donation in Wales
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our Codes of Practice and Standards